• Lilly Stewart

Getting your brows Microbladed is a emotional rollercoaster. Heres why -

Microblading is changing people’s lives!! Creating convenience, building confidence, and letting people sleep in longer in the morning - seriously why would you not want it done. Often leaving out the raw experience of clients and the ups and downs that go along with the healing of permanent makeup. Here in this post I will explain the process you go through after getting your brows Microbladed after the initial first session, along with a PhiBrows chart to show you the emotions you may go through when your brows and healing.

On Day 1, you're excited and maybe a little nervous. You go into your artist’s studio with patchy uneven brows, or no brows at all and voila, you come out with legitimate hair strokes that you want to show off to the world! They look textured, dense and possibly a little bit red, but it’s a world of a difference, you feel like a changed person. Your brows are bold in colour. If you aren’t used to filling them in with makeup, they will look slightly more dramatic in appearance than normal, tender, slightly swollen, and you may even experience some slight bleeding. The day you get them done you may be in awe of your fresh set of brows.

If you’re used to filling them in and are used to bolder brows you will be in love. If your not used to this look, do not panic. The permanent makeup has been applied to compensate for fading of 20-40%, so if they look darker than you normally wear your brows, stay calm, the colour will fade over the next week.

Day 2

Your brows will be reddish, still quite tender, and maybe even a little bit thicker than the day before. You may really notice the difference in your brows and feel like people are looking at them, but chances are you’re more self-conscious about it rather than people noticing them being darker than normal.

DAY 3-4

By Day 3, you shouldn’t notice a huge difference from the previous two days, if anything, the pain and tenderness will start to subside, and the brows will get slightly dark and even maybe a little thicker. At this point, you’ll probably be loving the convenience of getting up and having instant brows without the hassle of having to create them yourself.


Day 5 is when things start to change. This can be the turning point in the healing process where your brows are getting itchy and it is advised to NOT scratch them as the wound may still be open. This is hard and instead of itching them I suggest giving your skin above your brows a little poke with your finger to help ease the feeling. A thick layer of scabbing may form and the fine hair-strokes that were created may be hidden. You may feel like you want to start panicking. RESIST the urge to blow up your artist’s phone firing off questions and accusations alike. You have a wound on your face, therefore your body is trying to repair itself, hence the scabbing. It’s all apart of the healing process, and if you’ve had any other kind of tattoos in the past, it heals very similarly.

Just know that this is totally normal and even if it doesn’t look pretty, you shouldn’t worry.

DAY 5-7

This is the period when the serious scabbing will start, and begin to peel away from the skin. You will be extremely tempted to pick or peel the scabs. Don’t give in to this temptation, it could affect your healing very negatively. If you pick it, you could lose pigment that was deposited into the skin and could end up with a holy, patchy eyebrow. The scabs will slowly start to fall off - when they’re ready. This phase is definitely the hardest of the process! Its so important for clients to know and truly understand the whole process, and really be assured by their artist that what they experience is perfectly normal, and necessary for their eyebrows to heal properly. In the end, they will have the brows they always wanted, but it takes two sessions to perfect this. So do not fear!

DAY 7-10

Your scabs will probably be all flaked off or flaking off on their own by this point.  But because the skin has not completely mended itself back together, there may still be some cause for concern. The colour during these days may seem way too light or even gray and missing in spots. You might feel like your skin didn’t take the pigment but that’s not the case. They’ll almost look like you’ve filled them in with a powder, so again just remain as calm as possible and begin to start enjoying the fact that your eyebrows are done for you every morning. It’s important to note that at this stage, the wounds should be closed so if you’re feeling self-conscious about the light look of them, you are able to apply some makeup to fill in for the time being.

DAY 14-28

Healing is almost complete!! Not long to go before your second session! Your almost there! The colour and definition of the hair strokes will start return at this point possibly still looking patchy. The colour will slowly beginning to even out and look more natural and brow-like. People you tell about the procedure won’t even believe that it’s a tattoo. It’s truly amazing. You’ll be settling into your new shortened makeup routine! After day 30 your brows will be done with their healing process and you will be waiting your touch up session in the next 1-3 weeks.

This guide is a typical healing experience for most clients, if for some reason you feel something is wrong please do not hesitate to contact me via email or text.

After your second session/touch up session, you will walk away with the beautiful brows you always wanted!!

Please see some detailed photos of healing brows below - *not my photos

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